I never thought I'd be an artist and I certainly never thought I'd be an artist who spoke about how emotional the creative process can be. I'm ashamed to say I used to be one of those people that didn't understand the depth of it all. However if there was any doubt still in my mind the past seven weeks have sent those feelings packing.
I am currently making a rather large piece, my largest yet. I haven't spoken much about it because it's been so intense it made me a bit fearful to share it. I was chosen to create a piece for a women's gathering that I'm attending on the wild and windy moors next weekend. It threw me a little that women would be witness to my creation, wanting or hoping to gain something from its presence.
I have longed to make this animal for as long as I can remember but every time I find the space it slips through my fingers and out of my imagination. Naively I assumed this playful creature was doing just that, playing. In fact I have found her extremely challenging, I have discovered a dark side to this being that I didn't know was there. I realised yesterday that she is refelecting a part of my soul and for me that is terrifying. The story that has emerged with her is deep and confronts those dark edges we tend to avoid.
I hope to share her over the next couple of days once her creation is complete and her story can begin ❤
🎶 "Korpikuusen kannon alla on Mörrimöykyn kolo.."🎶
14v poikani tekemä neulahuovutustyö! Tää on vaan niin mahtava, että ei löydy sanoja!! 😍😍😍😁 Peikon nimi on Kanerva-mummu ja hän harrastaa harpun soittoa ja kukkien keräämistä. 😀
My 14 year old son made this amazing goblin yesterday. Her name is Kanerva-Grandma (kanerva is calluna in english). Her hobbies are playing harp and picking up flowers. 😀
Thank you @livingfelt for the inspirational videos on youtube! Love you! 😍
It's all about robins on my stabbing mat this afternoon! When they fly into my Etsy shop (the left-hand standing robin is already in, and on a Summer Sale!), they will be listed individually, so buyers receive the exact robin they choose! Luvly Jubly! 😁